Saturday, May 20, 2006



Donald Trump wants a street in California named after him. And then he wants Earth renamed "Trumpsilvania."


From The New York Post: "A German gang stole hundreds of high-end BMWs and Benzes piece by piece over six years as they posed as assembly-line workers." Authorities were tipped off by their incessant whistling of the theme from "The Great Escape."


An Australian prankster tried to auction off New Zealand on eBay. The site canceled the transaction before Donald Trump had the chance to buy the country and rename it "Trumpghanistan."

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Smell Ya Later


To celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary, Play Doh is marketing a scent called, "eau-de-PLAY-DOH." Look for it at the Toys 'R Us fragrance counter, along with:

  • Monopolo

  • Nintendobsession

  • Eeewww! de Clue

  • Crayolanvin

  • Etch a Sketch – the Stench

  • G.I. JOOP!

  • Hungry Hungry Hipposies

  • Magic 8 Balenciaga

  • My Little PoNina Ricci

  • Tickle Me Elmoschino

Oh, my!: no more Little Mermaid watches and plastic lions, tigers and bears with your Happy Meals. Disney has severed its promotional tie with McDonald's, so as not to bear the taint of childhood obesity. Good news for eau-de-PLAYDOH (and for these also-rans):

  • Sad-Eyed Children tattoos (first up: My Puppy Died!)

  • Spongebob Squarepants Sponge Bobbers

  • Children of the Corn collectibles

  • The Most Annoying Kids on TV key chains (first up: Ralph Wiggum)

  • Desperate Housewives Colorforms®